Catawba Indians eye NC for casino project
KINGS MOUNTAIN For years, the Catawba Indian Nation has been wrestling with South Carolina officials over its bid to build a gambling casino that could generate millions in revenue and create thousands of jobs.
Now the South Carolina-based tribe is looking at building a casino along a busy interstate highway just across the state line in North Carolina.
But the proposal is drawing fire from North Carolina lawmakers, who promise to fight it – even though the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians already operates a bustling casino in the western part of that state.
One concern is that... read more